Name/TitleSimpson's Short Straight Obstetric Forceps
About this objectObstetric forceps are used to ease the removal of the baby and usually comprise of two parts that are inserted one at a time to be aligned together at the locking point. This design was introduced by Scottish obstetrician Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870). The small neat bales made them one of the most commonly used in obstetric practice. Simpson was a pioneer for the use of chloroform anaesthesia for childbirth. He introduced the use of chloroform for midwifery in Edinburgh in January 1847 and that same month successfully also with using diethyl ether specifically to relieve labour pains. The use was first reported in the March issue of the monthly Journal of Medical Science, 1847.
Medium and MaterialsSteel and ebony
Subject and Association KeywordsObstetrics
Object TypeForceps: Simpson's Short
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